About Social Justice
The Social Justice Awards is an initiative launched in Victoria, Melbourne, Australia in 2023 by CMRH to celebrate and recognise outstanding leadership success and valued achievements in addressing inequities and inequalities. The awards seek to promote and inspire excellence, innovation, creativity, and ingenuity in addressing social justice and human rights for migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.
Why does CMRH celebrate social justice?
The CMRH Social Justice Awards is an annual honour event to recognise leaders that support social justice policies in the public and community services to close a gap in cultural, social, economic, and political factors, including access to decent housing, employment, education, training, food security, youth justice, healthcare, racism, and discrimination.
CMRH addresses social determinants of health that cause mental illness. The interaction between mental health and social justice deserves recognition as mental health affects social justice, and more importantly, social justice affects mental health. Treating mental health is social justice and a human right.
We utilise a psychosocial model that presents the overwhelming impact of lived experience and social environment in shaping mental health.
We deliver our program through cooperative, collaborative approaches, interprofessional practice, education, and research.